It is said that going shopping has a therapeutic effect. And indeed, for women, one of the activities that generate the greatest pleasure is acquiring new clothes, shoes, handbags, etc.
However, when we go out to buy frequently, we can make certain mistakes that make our acquisitions perhaps not the most appropriate or successful.
The opposite case also exists. Despite not frequenting the stores much, you have a closet full of pieces you do not use and that have been with you for years without seeing the light of day or the moon, depending on the case.
All this implies that it is possible that, when you go shopping, you are not making the right choices. Since, in the end, what you buy is useless or not very functional for you and your closet.
So, to stop this situation, in addition to wasting your money and taking up your space, we will talk to you about what to avoid when going to stores. All so that your purchases are successful and ensure each garment is functional. And ensure a forecast of prolonged use in your wardrobe.
What to avoid when buying clothes
Getting carried away by the offers
It is normal to find out that a store has offers or discounts and run to take as much as possible and thus be able to buy more while spending less. But there is a detail regarding this type of sale.
Usually, the clothes the stores have on sale correspond to old collections that nobody wants to buy and that are no longer in trend. Or maybe they are very small or very large they may have some defect.
Therefore, before buying something on sale, thoroughly review and examine all the options. Ask yourself if you will use it frequently, if it is functional, and if it combines with the rest of your clothes. And, of course, if you have accessories and shoes to wear it with, and about everything if it goes with your body and style.
Buying the smallest size.
Many times, we do not know what our exact size is. And we make the mistake of selecting the smallest since we think a larger number will be too big for us. Or perhaps we intend to lose weight with the willingness to enter a garment as a goal or prize.
In these cases, it is always better to choose one or a size half larger than the one we think we are. Since a more oversized garment is modifiable, while a smaller one is not.
And if it´s smaller, we will end up with one more piece of clothing without use and wasted money.
Skipping the fitting room
This one is closely related to the previous point, which is decisive when buying. Having a piece of clothing in our hands, we can visualize ourselves in it and predict if it will fit us or not.
However, some fabrics can play tricks on us and end up knocking down our expectations. There are brands whose sizes are not conventional, or simply the garment is our size, but we do not like how it fits us.
To avoid all this, the recommendation is always to try on the clothes before going through the checkout. And thus, avoid unnecessary or unsuccessful purchases that we may not be able to change later or let go of until they accumulate in the closet.
Buying in a hurry
Wanting to go shopping and feeling the need to do things quickly, either because we are in a hurry or because we are accompanied and do not want to make others wait, is a mistake.
When we are in a hurry, we make the mistake of choosing the first thing we see, which makes us laugh without examining or analyzing the garment much.
And, of course, the chances of measuring our clothes are lower. So, we are also exposed to taking something that may not fit us. Therefore, when shopping, go alone or with someone who has patience.
Wearing only trendy clothes
It is normal that when a new trend appears, we want to have some related garment and thus feel updated and fashionable, which is fine. What is not right is spending our entire budget on this type of garment. Because when the use of a specific model wears off, you will have an accumulation of very similar clothes that do not have the same effect as a few months ago.
Therefore, of the trends, take only what you like and know that it will continue to be functional in your closet, and you will continue using it once the fever passes.
Going overboard with denim pants
Jeans do not go out of style, and having several models will help us put together different outfits according to the occasion.
But do we really need so many in our closets? The answer is that if you only use 3 or 4 models, the rest are probably collecting space and dust.
If this is your case, clean it and remove those jeans that are not in good condition, no longer fit you or you do not use or do not like so much, and keep those you use.
Buying clothes “just in case.”
Surely you have gone shopping and seen something that catches your attention and leaves you enchanted. However, it is not a frequently used garment. Still, even so, you decide to buy it in case of a special occasion. Sometimes we postpone the use of it because we consider that its use is not appropriate at the moment, leaving it condemned forever in our closet.
So, the rule of thumb is that if you haven’t used something for two years, it’s time to take it out and donate or sell it.
Buying clothes online and not making returns
We know that buying clothes online or online is not always easy. When choosing sizes, it is also about the fact that, sometimes, we may not receive what we expected. For all this, and in 90% of cases, there is the option of returning. But certainly, the process can be cumbersome and annoying and makes us keep the clothes accumulating in the closet.
Avoid it by filling yourself with energy and doing your respective paperwork, thus avoiding wasting your money and being unable to wear what you bought.
Not examining clothing or reading labels
When going to a store, one detail to consider is to examine what we want to wear thoroughly. And thus, observe the details of clothing and sewing, how we also finish them, and the quality of the fabric. Another point is to check the labels to verify the textile and materials used.
In this way, we will not have surprises once we have it in use or after a few washes if it does not present the same appearance as when it was purchased.
Putting quantity over quality
It is very common to buy putting quantity before quality when we´re before clothing at affordable prices, a situation that we frequently see in fast fashion schemes, where large amounts of clothing are made at very low prices, which makes us buy massively. Still, it doesn´t mean that we are wearing quality clothes. So, we will accumulate a considerable amount of clothes that may not last long, and we only wear them a couple of times before they get damaged.
Avoiding filling ourselves with clothes we do not use is very easy. Avoid these common and simple mistakes. We are not about stopping buying but doing it intelligently and correctly to save money and have a fully functional wardrobe.